The Crossroads of the Aether
That follows from the argument that cyberpunk didn't exist before Gardner Dozios invented the term in 1980, steampunk didn't exist before J. W. Jeter invented the term in 1987 and science fiction didn't exist before Hugo Gernsback invented the term in 1926.
I do not hold with that characterization. Those are descriptive terms of types of fiction. So long as they fit those descriptions, they earn the name even if that fiction exists before the invention of the descriptive term.
spot on m8 !
A label for the box. You are quite correct Zebulon...Quite correct. :}
Friedrich Murnau's 'Nosferatu' is pretty good too...Werner Herzog did a beautiful remake in the late 7t's with Klaus Kinski ..& if ya like 'KrautRock' the soundtrack is really good , but is it 'SteamPunk'..??
who cares BrotherMan ~
Although I agree with you sir that this is a great silent movie I would say it is not truly Steampunk. The art style is totally Art Deco which places it in the late 1920 on ward. And as such it falls into a more Diesel Punk. But who is to say that Steampunk did not grow up to be diesel punk... Oh wait it did!
With that said yes it does indeed have all the proper elements one could hope for.
steam-punk is part of 'retro-futurism' school of thought..when Metropolis was made, both hands were on the future, not one hand in the past.
dressing up is all very well, but why does every one want 'clock-work' goggles...??
Yes but our retro-futurism lives in the vision of the future created by artists such as Fritz Lange, Jules Verne, Wells, et. al. None were Steampunk per se but all have been influential on the genre.